bay state senator jim bell. now, here are the major elements of the bell proposal. first of all, increase the state gasoline tax by $.10 a gallon and increase annual motor vehicle fees by $35 and yeah, as you mentioned, third, charge electric cars and other zero emission vehicles $100 annually. there you have it. it would raise about $3 billion every year. it would sunset after five years. it wouldn't solve the $59 billion shortfall, but you know what it certainly would make a dent. >> let's get back to what we started with. increasing taxes in a state high with taxes. how do you pitch that to the public and the fellow legislators? >> look, there are a couple of issues here. the fact of the matter is california already ranks first in gasoline prices. you can't get around that. it ranks second in gasoline taxes, you can't get around that either. but look proponents claim that the taxes would go a long way toward reducing costly repairs.